Earth's biosphere

Earth's biosphere

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Credit: DR GENE FELDMAN, NASA GSFC/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The global biosphere. False-colour satellite image of Earth's biosphere, showing the distribution of vegetation on land & phytoplankton in the oceans. The colours represent chlorophyll densities: from red (most dense) through yellow & blue to pink (least dense) in the oceans; and from dark green to pale yellow on land. The ocean data was acquired by the Coastal Zone Colour Scanner (CZCS), a radiometer with visible light & infrared channels on NASA's Nimbus-7 satellite. The land data is derived from the visible & infrared sensors of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the NOAA-7 satellite.

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